Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU May 30, 2016 – Updated on May 31, 2016 RSF condemns French police violence against journalists at protests June 4, 2021 Find out more News Organisation FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence RSF_en FranceEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Violence June 2, 2021 Find out more News Receive email alerts to go further RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is very concerned about a surge in unlawful police violence against journalists covering protests against the government’s labour reform law and calls on France’s highest authorities to put a stop to the attacks. Some journalists say wearing a press armband turns them into a target of police violence. The volume of photo and video evidence supporting these claims is growing on social networks. Video cameraman Joël Labat has posted footage on the Reporterre website showing how a teargas grenade was fired at him with the aim of preventing him from filming a demonstration in Place Denfert-Rochereau in Paris on 17 May. The grenade was fired straight at him, with a flat trajectory, although this is strictly forbidden. Labat, who has filed a complaint, was left with an enormous bruise on the thigh. Michel Soudais, the editor of the magazine Politis, says he might have been seriously injured by a member of the CRS riot police during a protest in Paris on 26 May if it had not been for the telephoto lens in his reporter’s vest. “I was covering the protest at Place de La Nation, with my press armband clearly displayed, when I saw a riot cop charge at me and hit me in the stomach with his baton,” he said. “The blow knocked my camera aside and it was the telephoto lens in my vest that protected me. As far as I’m concerned, journalists are being targeted.” Even more disturbing is the case of a young freelance photographer who was seriously injured towards the end of a demonstration on 26 May on Cours de Vincennes, the avenue that connects Place de la Nation to Porte de Vincennes. When a gendarme threw a stingball grenade to disperse the crowd, the photographer was hit in the temple, collapsed and had to be hospitalized. Judicial and administrative investigations into the incident are under way and the case has been referred to the ombudsman. The photographer is still under sedation in a Paris hospital four days later. Interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve has told his family that everything possible will be done to shed light on the incident. France is ranked 45th out of 180 countries in the RSF’s 2016 World Press Freedom Index. News © Simon Guillemin / FRANCE Politis reporter Michel Soudais covers the demonstration on May 26. Follow the news on France Help by sharing this information News May 10, 2021 Find out more
Linkedin Facebook Advertisement NewsLimerick man denied insurance payout over alleged criminal linksBy Staff Reporter – April 7, 2017 1555 WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads AN INSURANCE company has won a court challenge to its decision not to pay out on an insurance policy over a fire at the home of a Limerick man who they say did not disclose that he was connected to alleged serious criminal matters.Justin Casey, (32) with a current address in Garryowen, had claimed €30,000 on an insurance policy after a fire in June 2007 at his then home in Pineview Gardens, Moyross. The claim made in respect of the contents of the house as Mr Casey’s personal belongings were destroyed.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up He was not in the house at the time as he was on remand in at Limerick Prison in connection with an alleged serious offence for which he was later acquitted.Aviva Insurance declined to pay out on the policy and citied Mr Casey’s failure to “contemporaneously disclose a moral hazard”.During a contested hearing at Limerick Circuit Civil Court, Henry Downing BL counsel for Aviva, challenged Mr Casey over disclosures he made on the insurance proposal form.He specifically asked if Mr Casey had been involved in criminal matters such as theft, fraud, arson and robbery.Mr Casey said at that time the only convictions he had were for road traffic matters and littering.While he was on remand awaiting trial at Limerick Prison, Mr Casey said that he found out that Aviva were not paying out on his claim and he contacted a solicitor.He denied being involved in serious criminal activity, gangs or firearms. He also denied being at a New York firing range to better his firearms proficiency and said that he was part of a stag party that visited the venue.He denied involvement in a feud when houses, cars and property were targeted in arson attacks.Sgt Andrew O’Riordan said that between 2005 and 2007, he was stationed in Mayorstone Garda Station as a detective and investigated serious crimes including murders, rapes and arson attacks.He objected to Mr Casey getting bail when he appeared on a charge at Limerick District Court in March 2007 as Gardaí feared he was involved in criminal activity, had access to certain items and went to New York in February 2007 to become proficient in the use of firearms at a firing range.Emmett O’Brien BL, counsel for Mr Casey, said that at the time of filing out the proposal, Mr Casey had minor convictions for road traffic matters and a litter offence – neither of which were outlined on as requirements to disclose on the proposal form.Mr O’Brien said that it was two years after the fire that Mr Casey was convicted of a serious offence.However, Mr Downing said there was the principle of moral hazard and a general obligation on the person to state in the proposal form any other facts that would influence a prudent insurer.These facts were not disclosed and this amounted to a breach of contract.Dismissing the claim, Judge Brian O’Callaghan said Mr Casey should have disclosed all matters to Aviva. WhatsApp Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleSix-year jail term for Limerick businessman who defiled young girlNext article90 week schedule for rural broadband rollout Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live TAGSAvivaEmmett O’Brien BLJustin Caseylimerick Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Email
Harvard Graduate School of Education Assistant Professor Jon Star recently launched an extensive research project in more than 50 public school districts across Massachusetts focused on improving students’ learning of mathematics by examining how algebra is currently taught in local classrooms.“Algebra is a critically important course for students. Those who succeed in algebra are more likely to pursue and succeed in more advanced mathematics courses in high school and in college, which in turn leads to greater opportunities in the workplace,” Star said. “In this study, we are researching ways to improve the teaching of algebra so all students can have success in this course.”With the support of the National Science Foundation, Star, in collaboration with researchers from Vanderbilt University and Temple University, has developed curriculum and instructional materials that have been shown in small-scale studies to help students learn and understand algebra. These materials are designed to be used as a supplement to students’ normal instruction in algebra.In a randomized controlled trial, some teachers in algebra classes will participate in a one-week summer professional development institute at Harvard and then implement Star’s curriculum and instructional materials throughout their algebra course. The learning gains of these teachers’ students will be compared with other algebra teachers who are not using Star’s materials. In the project’s next year, these ‘control’ teachers will participate in the summer professional development and implement Star’s curriculum and instructional materials in their classes. The study will conclude in 2013. Read Full Story
A FACEBOOK campaign to have All Star Kevin Cassidy re-instated to the county team has started on Facebook.So far around 100 people have Liked the page.A number of fans have left comments on the Bring Back Kevin Cassidy Facebook page. Sources close to Jim McGuinness and the management team however say that the defender will not be invited back to the panel. We understand that Cassidy gave a staunch defence of his right to make comments.Meanwhile friends of the Gaoth Dobhair man told donegaldaily.com that he had ‘no regrets’ about cooperating with the book which led to his dismissal from the county team.“He feels it has been blown out of all proportion and most people have not read the book in its entirety,” said a close friend.“Kevin is obviously gutted because as we saw this year, he’s still got great ability and would have loved to have been in the 2012 panel. “But he feels he did nothing wrong and was absolutely loyal to the team and the cause of Donegal.”Management sources however felt the content of the book was “way outside” what was expected of a senior player.The Facebook campaign is at:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Bring-BACK-Kevin-Cassidy/281401245233622© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com CAMPAIGN STARTED TO ‘BRING BACK KEVIN CASSIDY’ TO COUNTY TEAM was last modified: November 9th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:expelled from squadfacebook campaigngaa all starKevin Cassidy
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A carpenter and his brother buy an old house in South Chicago and decide to renovate rather than raze. It may well turn out to be the city’s greenest homeLast month, during a presentation at the University of Chicago’s Swift Hall, carpenter and Iowa native Tim Heppner and his brother, Charles, described one of their principal ambitions for the 100-year-old South Chicago home they bought in 2005: Make it the city’s greenest.In fact, there is a way to measure their progress on that issue. The city, through its Chicago Green Home Program, has a rating system designed to encourage builders, developers, and homeowners to build and remodel green. Top score is 1,000 points.Tim Heppner’s plan for the building aimed for 882 points, notes a University of Chicago Magazine story about the brothers’ presentation. But back in 2005 that goal struck some people as the product of mild delusion. One program official told the Heppners, “You can’t get this many points” – a perspective that seemed justified for a program whose next-greenest proposal at the time aimed for a score somewhere in the 300s.Saving good woodThe Heppeners’ project, which they expect to complete in June, involved removing the walls and floors, and then reusing much of the removed material (particularly the old-growth framing, hardwood flooring, sub-flooring, and joists) in the home’s reconstruction. The metal, concrete, glass blocks, and windows that were extracted from the house were recycled.Tim Heppner told GBA, though, that the renovation didn’t commence right after he and his brother bought the property.“For me, houses have personalities, so I had to get the house to speak to me” about the most appropriate way to deal with the building, he said. “We even debated whether or not to take the house down.”But after the foundation was declared solid and stable enough to last another 100 years, the brothers abandoned the idea of razing the house and Heppner focused on strategies for making sure reconstruction would yield high energy efficiency per square foot.“We finally had all our drawings and plans done by May 2007,” he said. “And then we started.”Heppner, 48, said he increased the building’s energy efficiency by placing its south-facing windows, which feature deep overhangs, in locations that allow no direct sunlight to enter for 45 days in the summer.Extreme DIYA profile of the project posted early last year by GreenBeanChicago.com, a resource for green designers and builders, notes that new materials used in its reconstruction are required to meet at least one of the following criteria: sustainable, durable, recycled/recovered content, locally produced content, low or no VOC, formaldehyde free, plantation grown, rapidly renewable, or FSC certified.Heppner was attentive to all of these strictures. He also took advantage of the relatively roomy site – the interior of the three-story house is just under 2,000 sq. ft. but the building is on two lots – to create a large rain garden and bioswale system. He also placed a garden on roof of the garage, which is a separate structure. Heppner says his design, which includes rain barrels that collect water from the roof the house, puts 120,000 gallons back into the environment a year. A shallow hydronic earth loop preheats (and pre-cools) air entering the home’s energy recovery ventilator.The roof is reflective metal, and rough-ins are in place for solar and hot-water panels, which would fit over the dormer on the top floor. The building now has a projected HERS index of about 65, Heppner says. A few details still need attention, including the installation of the vinyl siding he has chosen for the exterior, but the project is indeed nearing completion.It will be a little while longer, however, before we know what the home’s Green Home Program rating will actually be. Heppner says the prospective move-in date is July 1, which means he soon will use some of that nice wood to build cabinets for the kitchen, and then finally start winding down his role as project manager. “At the end of the process,” he says, “we will take our documentation to (the city) and we will compare it to the original proposal.”“I’m very excited,” he adds, “because of all the people in the world that wish the thing was done, I’m probably No. 1 on the list.”
Essential Reading! Get my first book: The Only Sale Guide You’ll Ever Need “The USA Today bestseller by the star sales speaker and author of The Sales Blog that reveals how all salespeople can attain huge sales success through strategies backed by extensive research and experience.” Buy Now The most important decision you will ever make is the decision as to what you will do with your life. Your one life. This is more difficult than it sounds.This decision requires that you navigate between two primary questions.What Are You Here For?First, you have to determine what your purpose is. Why are you here?What are you here to do?What contribution are you going to make?What is the mark that you are to make?There is no purpose that will satisfy you long-term if it doesn’t make some contribution to others. You are going to measure your life by the contribution you made to others and the gratitude you feel for those that were there for you.How Do You Want to Live?The second idea is as important. How do you want to spend your time?What does your ideal day look like?What lifestyle do you want for yourself?Who do you want to spend your time with?How do you design this life?There is more than one way to live your purpose. Your way need only be the right way for you. Others will choose their own path, and their path need not look like yours.Living IntentionallyMuch of the circumstances of your life are accidental. You don’t choose your parents. You don’t choose the place of your birth. You don’t choose who you fall in love with.But you have to be very intentional about what to do with your life. It’s likely that you haven’t spent enough time asking yourself these questions and working on the answers. Your answers may change from time to time because your intentions may change.If you don’t determine the purpose of your life and how you will live it, someone else will, and that is a recipe for unhappiness. Your primary job is to determine your life’s purpose and then get busy fulfilling it.
What does it mean to be the only Western Australia on tour?I am honoured to be the only West Australia on tour, it doesn’t get much better than being able to play for your country. Touch Football Australia would like to thank Zoe for answering some questions to give the Touch Football community back home an update of what has been happening on the Tour. Give us a rundown of your day?Today we had a rest day, it started with a coffee with Nikki at a nearby cafe then we headed to the grocery store to do the team food shop with our manager & Baartzy. After that I went shopping with Hayley & Cobie-Jane. In the afternoon we headed to the hot pools to loosen up the legs which was amazing then finished the day off with pizza and pasta at a nearby restaurant with the Men’s and Women’s teams.How is the team shaping up for the 2010 Trans Tasman?The team is very calm and ready to go. We have done all the homework, it a good feeling and everyone cant wait to get out there. What is the Atmosphere like in the team?The team atmosphere is awesome, this is one of the most tightest teams you could get, everyone would do anything for each other. Did you bring anything with you to make it feel more like home?No.After beating the world champions 3-0 in Wollongong, are you confident in replicating the teams performance away from home?I am confident that our team will go out there and play out hearts out. We are one step ahead now and know each others game like the back of our hands, even away from home.
John McGinn: Aston Villa punished for lack of experienceby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJohn McGinn says Aston Villa were punished for a lack of experience in Saturday’s draw with Burnley.The hosts blew their one-goal lead twice in the 2-2 result at Villa Park.McGinn said: “We didn’t manage the game properly and we got punished.”I know we are inexperienced at this level a lot of us but we are learning the hard way.”It is painful, you want to win. It doesn’t matter the level whether it is League Two or anywhere, you want to win games.If you have just scored it is so important, everyone knows you are vulnerable.”But we concede and it is a kick in the teeth because it is a game we deserve to win.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Flaring is a common and safe process monitored continuously by highly trained personnel. There is no risk to the public as a result of this activity.For more information, please contact Michaela Bjorseth at 250-262-3538 UPDATE – Media representative says there was a pipe marked for further inspection, shutting the plant down and flaring is the safest way to remove the gas from the plant in order to inspect the pipe further. This was not due to an incident.TAYLOR, B.C.- A process concern that requires immediate attention will have Enbridge’s McMahon Gas Plant taken offline today to investigate.To facilitate safely, the plant requires a complete shutdown and operations personnel will begin flaring this afternoon expecting completion later on this evening.